Archive for April, 2008

Harley Davidson Increases Dividend 10%

A public company raises a dividend when things look good, or to support a declining share price. And only if it has enough money to do so …Harley Davidson (HOG) announced a 10% increase in its quarterly cash dividend to 33 cents per share versus 30 cents in the same quarter last year. In spite […]

Rolling Thunder Sweet Amber Softail Chassis Kit.

Many of you don’t wish or are not expert at welding and prefer an all-in-one sheet metal chassis where everything is setup correctly in advance by the manufacturer. No more head ache with steel twisting after each round of weld (frame/fender/gas tank). No more nervous breakdown trying to align and or/offset your drive line. But […]

Do You Know Who built This Trike?

This my shortest post ever. This picture was apparently taken in Daytona during Bike week. Anyone having info on this trike and who built it? Email me at [email protected]

Crime Scene Choppers New Rapide Headlight.

A good design can be declined on many parts. I already introduced you to the “Rapide” line of Crime Scene Choppers including an air cleaner and taillight. A little brother is born with the Rapide Headlight. So now you have a complete and coherent theme from front to rear of your bike. Design is reminiscent […]

International Female Ride Day On May 2, 2008.

Destination Harley, the World’s largest Harley Davidson Dealership and the World Famous Daytona Beach Main Street will host the 1st International Female Ride Day Event for female motorcycle enthusiasts. The International Female Ride Day, founded in 2007 by Vicki Gray of Motoress will begin its first annual celebration in the Volusia County area on May […]

Gator Solo Bobber Seat

Spring mounted Bobber solo seats are not necessary very comfortable, but at least you can make them look beautiful. I like this Gator style seat (as matter of fact, it’s embossed leather) sold complete with it’s steel pan to which are welded 4 mounting bolts (2 in front for hinge mount, 2 in rear for […]

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Please Help Brenda Fox

She is a Spokesperson for Women in Motorcycling, a professional motorcycle test rider, a journalist that you have read, a stunt actor that you may have watched, on TV and a high-profile motorcycle enthusiast. But above all she is a very pretty woman inside and outside. I just learned that she is dealing with breast […]

Choppers Inc. Red Wings

In typical Billy Lane style, these new “Red Wings” are very retro-art-deco and made to be installed on your frame gusset. They are hand bent and very easy to install. Only $149.00 (hardware not included). Make your bike fly. Choppers Inc.

Indiana Jones Comes Back On A Harley Springer.

Always nice to see a motorcycle starring in a movie. Lucas Film and Paramount are about to release May 22nd the 4th Indiana Jones movie in the unforgettable series, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull.” The movie stars are Harrison Ford, the young rising star Shia La Beouf and a heavily modified new […]

Zanik Design Wants…To Design Your Custom Bike.

‘My name is Tim Turbett, President & Creative Director of Zanik Design – Kustom Motorcycle Konsulting and long-time motorcycle enthusiast. I feel I have created a very unique service that your readers would love to learn more about. Zanik Design is an exciting new and unique motorcycle design service based in the Chicago area. We […]

Orange County Choppers World Headquarters Grand Opening

It’s a big weekend for Orange County Choppers and for you, if you love the family trio. You are invited to join all the crew for the grand opening of their brand new World Headquarters in Newburgh, NY. Nothing personal against Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. but I thought that to have World Headquarters you […]

Skate And Chop ‘N Roll At Sturgis Broken Spoke Campground

The Broken Spoke Saloon has partnered with Nash Motorcycle Company to welcome builders and motorcycle enthusiasts at the Broken Spoke Campground “Limpnickie Lot”. What’s that? The “Limpnickie Lot”. It’s a gathering of new and upcoming builders building old school bikes, riding dirt bikes, skate boarding, listening to high energy music featuring alternative rock ‘n roll, […]

Hayabusa Grab Rails

I know a lot of you love Hayabusa and me too. You can give your Hayabusa a more aggressive custom stance with these hot new Busa grab rails. These rails are a direct replacement for the stock rails. Available in a mirror like chrome finish, these rails are easy to install and will make an […]

Michael Lichter’s Sturgis Art Exhibition Honors Late Johnny Chop

Thunder Road will once again be home to the annual Custom Motorcycle Art Exhibition during Sturgis Bike Week 2008. Under the direction of Michael Lichter, and with the blessing of the late Johnny Chop’s family, this year’s exhibition, titled “Stay Gold,” is being held to honor Johnny Chop and will feature builders who approach their […]

Annual “Diva’s Only” Bike Show

Men are not welcome as participants. Even men who act as divas because they have a cool bike will be turned down at registration. This bike show is only for ladies, only girls against girls and all men are accepted as spectators. It’s the “Diva’s Only” 3rd edition bike show and it will happen May […]

Indian Motorcycle Answers Your Questions

Chris Bernauer, General Manager of Indian Motorcycle wrote to me to answer your questions. Below I publish his email. “Please understand that Indian Motorcycle Company is extremely busy addressing all of the concerns that the folks on your Blog frequently talk about. You have had the opportunity to see firsthand the attention to detail we […]

Another High School Club Of Bike Builders

Under the direction of Marc Mazerolle, another school is preparing teen-agers to become the next generation of custom motorcycle builders. The BMHS Bike Klub (Bernice Mac Naughton High School) is an after school program for “at risk” and “introvert” kids teaching them how to design, fabricate and assemble motorcycles. And parts being very expensive they […]

Xtreme Charge™ Battery Charger

Xtreme Charge™ is not the usual battery charger. It’s the industry’s first true Next Generation 12-volt battery charger, capable of evaluation, testing, charging and performing on-going maintenance, extending the life cycle of batteries by up to five times. It is safe and easy to use. It works with all types and sizes of 12-volt lead-acid […]

Will Animosity Between Car Drivers And Bikers Ever Stop?

On behalf of Allstate Motorcycle Insurance. Directive Analytics has conducted an online survey of Connecticut Car Drivers. The results are quite depressing and I am afraid they would be about the same in each US State. Connecticut Drivers consider motorcycles very unsafe. 80% of respondents think that motorcycles are more dangerous or much more dangerous […]

Handlebars With A Z Twist

Z bars are cool and give a lot of chopper attitude to your bike. Because each biker has a favorite riding position (hum…) and choppers come in all possible flavors, you need a wide range of options to choose from regarding diameter, height, width, pull back and rise. Also you must be able to choose […]

Cover Story Of AMD European Championship Of Bike Building

You told me that you were a little bit frustrated by the size of my pictures when I published the first shots of “Open Mind”, the custom bike built by Thunderbike in Germany, winner of the AMD European Championship Of Bike Building. “Motographer” and good friend Horst Rosler just emailed to me the cover he […]

Harley-Davidson Planned Staff Cuts Will Cost $20 To $25 Million.

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday. Harley-Davidson Inc. is expecting to book between $20 million and $25 million in severance costs related to its planned staff cuts. Last Thursday, Harley reported a 13 percent drop in domestic sales and slashed its full-year guidance, blaming the lagging economy for slowing sales of […]

Glass Design Parts For Your Custom Bike.

You have seen some one-off glass parts used by some builders on top custom bikes, mainly oil tanks, velocity stacks, covers. I just discovered this company called Iron Glass Design, a studio dedicated to bolt-on custom glass inserts and covers. Why glass? Owner Ted will tell you that nothing compares to the beauty and depth […]

Give Your Bike Some Ego Tripp

You already know that if you had to change only one thing on your stock bike (or car) to give it the custom look, it would be the wheels. I like very much this new wheel design from Ego Tripp. Both simple and fancy (look at the facet cut spokes) and dressed in black anodizing […]

Anarchy Motorcycles Welding Tips

The topic of the month continues to be welding. Adrian at Anarchy Motorcycle Company not only builds custom bikes like this “Devil” one but also writes a Blog with a few welding tips. Check it out at Anarchy Motorcycle Blog. (BTW, the “Devil” is an in house built 300mm super drop seat and single sided […]

The New Indian Motorcycle Team

After my visit to their factory I wrote a lot about the new Indian Motorcycle and the expected return of the Chief, if possible, during the next Sturgis Rally. Remember that they will postpone if all the facets of the relaunch are not perfectly in place. Here is a family picture of the team that […]

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